Yamaha RX 100

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Key specs
  • Displacement98 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)11 bhp
  • Mileage - ARAI40 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight103 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 16,000

Yamaha RX 100 is now discontinued in India.


Yamaha RX 100 Summary

RX 100 key highlights
Displacement 98 cc
Mileage 40 kmpl
Kerb Weight 103 kg
Max Power 11 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

About RX 100

The Yamaha RX-100 is a motorcycle that is as iconic as it can get. It has a huge cult following that continues to grow even after the company stopped manufacturing the motorcycle. Before the RX-100, Yamaha had the RD350, also known as the ‘hooligan bike’ which was stupidly fast but also a fuel guzzler and had reliability issues. With the drop in sales for the two-stroke twin, Yamaha needed a bike that would offer similar thrills while being an easily manageable bike. The result was a motorcycle that quickly captured the market right after its official introduction in 1985, the RX-100.

The four main factors that contribute to the RX-100’s great success can be attributed to its simple design, impeccable reliability, affordability and most of all, the brisk performance it offered. The Yamaha RX-100 was powered by a 98cc air-cooled unit that punched out 10.8bhp at 7500rpm and peak torque of 10.39Nm at 6500rpm. The unit came mated to a four-speed gearbox. While the power might not feel significant by today’s standard, dial in the characteristics of a two-stroker, nimble handling and a kerb weight of just 103kg, and you’re in for a crazy joyride. Suspension duties in the RX-100 were done by telescopic forks at the front and twin shocks at the rear. For braking, the motorcycle employed 130mm drum brakes at both ends which, although incapable of shedding speed effectively, added an element of skill and precision riding amongst spirited riders.

For the 11 years that Yamaha sold the RX-100, the motorcycle never received any major overhaul. The only significant change it received was the change over from a 6-volt electrical system to a 12-volt system along with the inclusion of a Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI) system that improved the bike’s ignition and spark timing.

The legendary RX-100 was manufactured by Yamaha till 1996 before the company had to pull to plug on the icon owing to the stringent emission norms enforced by the government, which saw the discontinuation of the sale for all two-stroke motorcycles in the country. Currently, there seem to be no plans to revive the legend and we can only hope that someday Yamaha would consider bringing back the RX-100, in a modern avatar, offering the same fun and excitement the original one offered.
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Yamaha RX 100 mileage

As reported by RX 100 owners, the real mileage of Yamaha RX 100 is 40 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of RX 100 is 40 kmpl.

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RX 100 Specifications & Features


  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 11 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Maximum Torque 10.39 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Emission Standard --

    Displacement 98 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 50 mm

    Stroke 50 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder --

    Compression Ratio 6.7:1

    Ignition CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition)

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 4 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Clutch Wet, multi-disc

    Fuel Delivery System Carburettor Mikuni, VM-20

    Fuel Tank Capacity 10.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank & an electric bike can travel on a full charge 420 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 40 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported 40 kmpl

    Top Speed --

  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Drum

    Front Brake Size 130 mm

    Rear Brake Type Drum

    Rear Brake Size 130 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Front Wheel Size 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size Rear Wheel Size 18 inch

    Front Tyre Size 2.50 x 18-4PR

    Rear Tyre Size 2.75 x 18-6PR

    Tyre Type Tubed

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Spoke

    Front Suspension Kayaba telescopic fork

    Rear Suspension Swingarm, twin coil-springs with oil-damping

  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 103 kg

    Overall Length 1,965 mm

    Overall Width 740 mm

    Overall Height 1,050 mm

    Wheelbase 1,240 mm

    Ground Clearance 145 mm

    Seat Height 765 mm

    Chassis Type Double cradle


Odometer Analogue

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

GPS & Navigation --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock breaking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage No

Tachometer No

Stand Alarm --

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters --

Tripmeter Type --

Low Fuel Indicator --

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator --

Digital Fuel GuageNo

Start TypeKick Start

Shift Light--



Electric System6V/12V DC


Headlight TypeHalogen Bulb

Headlight Bulb Type6V-25/25 W / 12V-40/45 W

Brake/Tail Light12V-21/5W × 1

Turn Signal12V-21W × 4

Pass Light--

Additional features--

Yamaha RX 100 Price

RX 100 Standard 16,000 Avg. Ex-showroom price Drum Brakes, Spoke Wheels

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Yamaha RX 100 User Reviews

4.6 (154 ratings) 19 reviews
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  •  5Old is gold 3 months ago by Harsh Pal, Nagaur

    The single word explanation for this bike is legendary. The RX 100 gives you to pride. perfect example of old is gold, RX 100. The bike provides you to an extraordinary feel while riding on the road. so much modifications are available for RX 100 which makes this bike d

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    • Used it for


    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  5Amazing pickup 3 months ago by Gaurav, Mumbai

    I have ridden this bike in my college days . It has strong sound and great bike, i just love this bike , it was my fathers bike and i am searching to buy it again because due to certain circumstances my father has sold the bike but i love that bike . And waiting for rel

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

  •  5Youngsters ride. 5 months ago by Iliyas Shaijh, Mumbai

    It was cheaper at its manufacturing time. Riding rx 100 was an epic experience till now and it will be carry forward the same. Looks are basic but good as it represents old school bikes. Servicing of this bike is too less then today's 4t bikes. Maintenance was also chea

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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